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The work-family interface: a retrospective look at 20 years of research in JOHP


Allen, T and Martin, A, The work-family interface: a retrospective look at 20 years of research in JOHP, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22, (3) pp. 259-272. ISSN 1076-8998 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017 American Psychological Association

DOI: doi:10.1037/ocp0000065


As part of the 20th anniversary celebration for the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (JOHP), this article reviews the literature on work-family with a special emphasis on research published in JOHP and that with health-related implications. We provide a retrospective overview of work-family research, tracing key papers and major theoretical constructs and themes. We examine the research needs identified by Westman and Piotrkowski (1999) and offer an assessment of the extent that work-family research has addressed those needs. Then we move on to discuss contemporary issues in the field today that constitute directions for future research. Specifically we discuss intervention studies, multilevel approaches, temporality and dynamic change, managerial perspectives, and diverse work settings.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:work-family, work-family conflict, work-family enrichment, health, diversity
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
ID Code:112339
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:91
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2016-11-04
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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